Monday, 2 March 2015

Chocolates and wine


This should probably have been my Valentine's post, but I'm always a little behind the times. I'm not crazy over the colour of these "chocolates" (anyone have any ideas how to make it look more chocolate-y?) but the mould is originally a chocolate mould. It is scented with a chocolate FO to help it seem more realistic.




Monday, 23 February 2015

I can do anything

That's what Hedley sings. Apparently that's not going to be my theme song.

When we were younger, we went to Disneyland as a family, and after watching the fireworks from our motel room, my sister jumped over a strip of rocks between the driveway and the sidewalk to our room. I said, "I can do that too!" She closes the door on me for fun, and when she opened up the door, I'm down on my hands and knees in front of the door, cursing. Apparently, I couldn't jump over that strip successfully. (she loves telling that story BTW).

Fast forward to 2015, I see an awesome tutorial on Soapqueen and I think "hey I can do that." Maybe if I had done it in a loaf like she did, it might've turned out, but I didn't want to make a loaf, I wanted to make guest squares. Needless to say, it's another craft fail. Plus, I forgot to add a pretty flower on top. At least they smell good being scented with Moonlight Pomegranate.



On the bright side, I got a bunch of new things for the kitchen.



Hope you had a more successful week than I did.



Monday, 9 February 2015

Meghan Trainor and I are *this* close

Because we're both all about the bears, 'bout the bears, 'bout the bears...

What, she's not all about the bears? It's bass? Oh, how embarrassing!

Well I'm still all about the bears because who doesn't love a bear or want a bear to love?



This is what happens to bears that double-cross the Don, see? (I've been watching Gotham of late)



Monday, 2 February 2015

Baby gift

My sister-in-law asked for some soaps as part of a baby shower gift she was attending. I suggested the numbers and spelling out the baby's name. Colour scheme of mauve, pink and white using goat's milk. The teddy bears are from a chocolate mould.




Have a great week!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Out of order

We are experiencing technical difficulties (more like human difficulties, but that sounds better). We will return you to your regular programming as soon as possible. 


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Monday, 19 January 2015

Peer Pressure

I thought I was at an age where I didn't care anymore what others did or thought. Obviously I'm wrong. On the Shout out to Melt & Pour Facebook group, everyone's been gearing up for Valentine's. Hearts abound, hearts galore, beautiful uses of hearts and wonderful creations. Okay, I think to myself, I'll join in the fun, I'll do some Valentine's themed soaps as well.

First, I took a bunch of leftover soaps to make the hearts, then I made a loaf and two individual guest soaps. Inevitably, the idea in my head is better than what comes out, and the real product is better than what the picture shows. In case you're wondering why the ones in the loaves don't look like hearts from the angle the picture is taken, it's because they're tilted on their sides. They're a little off, like their owner.


Coffee heart because coffee = love
I call this one elusive heart


I don't know why, but my loaves, before I cut them, always reminds me of rowing. I't's not like I have ever been on a rowing team.

Cut up

The whole fam family of hearts

Ideally I would've been making Chinese New Year themed soaps instead of Valentine's soaps, but I don't have that adorable sheep mould yet. Maybe in another 12 years I'll get around to it.

Have a great week!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Layering

That's what makes the most sense this time of year; bundle up for the weather outside, but take off most of it when you're inside where it's hopefully nice and cozy. Layering works great in that situation, lots of layers so you can shed them as you need but thin layers so you can make slight changes to adjust your comfort level.

Lots of layers don't work for me, at least not when soaping. Or maybe I just need more practice and should stop being so lazy. This is just for home use, so I'm not too bothered by it. Plus, it smells of "Grandma's Griddle with a hint of fruit (because who doesn't like some fruit syrup on their waffles?) so at least it smells really yummy.

It even looks like cake!

It's party in a soap!

The loaf, pre-cut

Have a great week!